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Take professional education to the next level by having CLDC curriculum included in your course or organization meeting. CLDC workshops are being transitioned to an online format for ease of inclusion in online courses during spring semester 2020. 

If you choose to include elements of the 21st Leadership Development Program or Career Readiness Training Program into your class, please complete our Faculty Partner Form so we can help you strategically meet the goals you have for your group. Your engagement with our team does not have to end after you host a workshop.

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CLDC Outreach Presentation

Encourage awareness of the CLDC and our many resources. This 15-minute introduction to the Career & Leadership Development Center explores the variety of services and resources offered by the CLDC, including an overview of coaching services, leadership workshops, and career events.

Students will leave this presentation with an understanding of how to engage with the CLDC and how our services and resources best fit their needs.


Career Readiness Training Program

Formerly known as Professional Leadership Certificate

Equip yourself with the tools and resources to be successful in the job and internship search process. By completing three career readiness workshops, a 30 minute career coaching appointment, and a mock interview students can feel more confident about their career development and future success. The Career Readiness Training Program is free and does not require workshop registration. All workshops in this program are one hour in length.

If you plan to require elements of the program in a course or for a student group, please make the coaching components optional due to potential capacity constraints in the CLDC.

Career Readiness Workshop Descriptions

Keys to Networking Success

Have you ever heard the saying, "It's not what you know, it's who you know"? Well, that is often true, but the statement should be edited to say, "It's not what you know; it's who you know, and what they know about you!"

This workshop will allow participants to reflect on their personal leadership brand and discuss how to leverage their individual leadership brands for professional networking. Participants will develop an elevator pitch and discuss how to utilize LinkedIn and informational interviews for networking success.

Creating the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter

JOB SKILLS. TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS. ADAPTIVE SKILLS. Um, what? If you're not sure what these different skills are or how they relate to resume and cover letter, this workshop is a great fit for you. Sharpen resume and cover letter knowledge by participating in this interactive workshop. Participants receive general tips on the development of professional documents, learn how to personalize application materials to fit their unique style, and increase their understanding of the content that should (or should not) be included in a resume and cover letter.

Job Search and Interviewing

Are you clueless about how to find a job or an internship? Do you feel anxious about the interview process? This workshop will help demystify the job search process and help prepare participants for the job interview. Explore resources to create a job search plan, and get tips for before, during, and after the interview.


21st Century Leadership Program

Formerly known as 21st Century Leadership Certificate

Engage in leadership discussions covering topics relevant to your experience at OHIO. Equip yourself with knowledge of leadership concepts that will prepare you to lead in today's global society. By completing three leadership development workshops and leadership coaching. The 21st Century Leadership Program is free and does not require workshop registration. All workshops in this program are one hour in length.

If you plan to require elements of the program in a course or for a student group, please make the coaching components optional due to potential capacity constraints in the CLDC.

21st Century Leadership Workshop Descriptions

Understanding Ethics and Values

Knowing how your values and ethics influence your actions is the key to self-awareness. By working in small groups and assessing personal values, participants delve into the gray areas of ethical leadership. Through facilitated discussion and interactive group activities, participants will learn the power of values in decision making and the ethics that drive multidimensional communities.

Understanding Team Development

This workshop will not be available until in-person facilitation resumes.

Have you ever been part of an awesome team, and do you know what made it awesome? Learning the foundational knowledge of the natural life cycle of a team can benefit anyone at any level, especially those who have a desire to be part of an awesome team. This interactive workshop will empower participants to improve the functionality of any group or organization with whom they work by helping them understand how teams function and why they succeed or fail.

Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Have you ever overreacted to a situation or hurt someone's feelings unintentionally? Emotional Intelligence describes the ability, capacity and skill to identify, assess, and manage emotions in any given situation. During this workshop, participants will learn to contribute to groups in an emotionally intelligent way, while becoming more self-aware through "pair-and-share" active listening activities.


Additional Workshops

Strengths Workshop

The CLDC's Strengths Workshop offers the opportunity for in-depth reflection of an individual's Top 5 Strengths. All participants of this workshop will complete the online StrengthsFinder assessment prior to the session and engage in dynamic small and large group activities to better understand how to leverage their natural talents and build upon their strengths. Participants will also learn to articulate their personal Top 5 Strengths, incorporate their strengths into goal setting and discover the unique strengths of other participants.

Strengths is a 2 hour workshop with a fee of $20 per participant. The fee includes access to the online Strengths assessment and the customized workshop facilitation.

True Colors Personal Success

Engage participants in a creative exploration of personalities, by helping them learn about themselves and others through True Colors. Through various activities participants take part in self-reflection, team projects, and group discussion. This isn't your average personality workshop - True Colors is know for being fast-paced and fun! Participants will gain the opportunity to consider how personality impacts all the interactions in their lives. Participants will receive True Colors cards to keep and reference after the session.

True Colors is a 2 - 3 hour workshop with a fee of $20 per participant. The fee includes True Colors self-assessment materials and the customized workshop facilitation.

BaFa BaFa

Have you ever been in a group and felt like you were the outsider? Have you ever met someone who was in an unfamiliar place with no understanding of the rules or culture? BaFa BaFa is a cross cultural simulation workshop that is geared to help students explore the cultural differences in societies and the powerful effect culture has on every person's life. This workshop requires that two classroom spaces be reserved.

BaFa BaFa is a 2.5 hour workshop that cannot be split over two class periods. There is no fee associated with BaFa BaFa.

LinkedIn Workshop

Do you know how to effectively use LinkedIn? LinkedIn is often the first social media platform used by employers and recruiters to screen potential candidates. This workshop examines how to best use this platform to build your network, appear in numerous employer and recruiter searches, and translate past and current experiences into future job and transferrable skills.

LinkedIn is a 1 hour workshop. There is no fee associated with this workshop.